Erik van Doorn

Erik van DoornResearch Associate (Prof. Matz-Lück)

PhD project: Legal Implications of the 'Common Heritage' Principle for Highly Migratory Fish Stocks

Westring 400, room 3.55
Phone: +49 431 880 2041

Office hours
by appointment

Curriculum Vitae


Selected publications

Book reviews

  • E. van Doorn, ‘Michael Bowman/Peter Davies/Edward Goodwin (eds.): Research Handbook on Biodiversity and Law. Cheltenham & Northampton, Massachusetts 2016’ 59 German Yearbook of International Law (2016) 627-631
  • E. van Doorn, 'Michael W. Lodge and Myron H. Nordquist (eds) Peaceful Order in the World’s Oceans: Essays in Honor of Satya N. Nandan (Leiden: Brill | Nijhoff) 2014' 31 International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law (2016) 191-197

Selected lectures

  • summer term 2017 lecturer 'International Law of Marine Resources' at Kiel University, Germany
  • winter term 2013/2014 & summer terms 2015, 2016 & 2017 lecturer 'Milestones of International Jurisprudence' at Kiel University, Germany
  • November 2013 guest lecturer at the University of Essex, England
  • 2013, 2014 & 2015 lecturer in international law at the summer school for University of Utah students in Kiel, Germany


Selected presentations

  • 8 December 2017 presentation 'Legal principles for open ocean trusteeship' at the workshop Oceans Matter, organised by  The High Seas and the Deep Oceans: Representations, Resources and Regulatory Governance at the  NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
  • 7 November 2016 presentation 'Aufgaben der Internationale Meerebodenbehörde nach das Seerechtsübereinkommen' at the expert dialogue 'Effektiver Vollzug eines umweltverträglichen Tiefseebergbaus' at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany
  • 19 October 2017 workshop 'Ocean governance & the case of the Gulf of Aqaba' at Crisis of the Ocean: Threats to our Marine Ecosystems and Ways to Protect the Ocean in Aqaba, Jordan
  • 17 October 2017 presentation 'International law of the sea & ocean governance' at the Ocean Atlas launch in Amman, Jordan
  • 21 September 2017 presentation 'Rules and principles on the high seas – a study in legal methodology' at a workshop on Methodologies and theory organised by The High Seas and the Deep Oceans: Representations, Resources and Regulatory Governance at the University of the Highlands and Islands, Lerwick, Shetland
  • 18 September 2017 presentation 'Zukunft Ozeanforschung' at the MNU Schülercampus in Kiel with Franziska Julie Werner
  • 16 May 2017 presentation 'Die Arktische Umwelt - Herausforderung für Völkerrecht und Politik ' at the workshop 'Die Arktis – Recht und Politik:
    Deutsch-Kanadische Perspektiven' at the Universität der Bundeswehr in Munich, Germany
  • 15 November 2016 presentation 'Historische Entwicklung des Gemeinsame Erbe der Menschheit Prinzips & seiner Umsetzungsmechanismen in Seevölkerrecht' at the expert dialogue 'Das gemeinsame Erbe der Menschheit - Auswirkungen auf die Regeln für den Abbau der mineralischen Rohstoffe des Gebietes' at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam, Germany
  • 26 & 27 October 2016 organisation 'SOLAS Science & Society Workshop' at the Kooperationsstelle EU der Wissenschaftsorganisationen in Brussels, Belgium with Christa Marandino
  • 10 April 2016 presentation 'Europäische Meeresschutz' at the Verband politische Jugend Kongress in Barmstedt, Germany
  • 25 February 2016 presentation 'Legal issues of climate change and security in the Arctic' at the 3rd CliSAP Workshop Arctic and Permafrost in Hamburg, Germany
  • 7 November 2015 presentation 'Wem gehört der Ozean?' at the Zukunftskongress - Forschung und Bildung fuer das 21. Jahrhundert in Kiel, Germany
  • 6 October 2015 presentation 'Legal aspects of marine planning' at the 6th Early Career Scientists Conference for Marine and Climate Research. Looking Ahead: Oceans, Earth and Human Impact in Kiel, Germany (based on a paper with Sarah Fiona Gahlen)
  • 29 September 2015 presentation 'Sharing the benefits of fisheries as common heritage of humankind: a proposal based on the natural capital approach' at the Sustainable Ocean Development research alumni meeting: A Perspective from Former, Current and Future Kiel Marine Scientists at Columbia University, New York City (based on a paper with Martin F. Quaas & Jörn O. Schmidt)
  • 9 September 2015 discussion session 'Moving towards the vision of Future Earth: SOLAS science and society' at the SOLAS (surface ocean lower atmosphere study) Open Science Conference in Kiel, Germany (with Christa Marandino)
  • 11 July 2015 workshop 'Muscheln und mehr: Artenvielfalt und stabile Fischbestände' at Mensch & Meer im Jahr 2050 in Kiel, Germany (with Lasse Petersdotter)
  • 25 June 2015 presentation 'Highly migratory fish stocks: a common heritage case study' at the MARE Conference People and the Sea VIII Geopolitics of the Oceans in Amsterdam, the Netherlands
  • 9 May 2015 presentation 'Environmental Aspects of the Mining Code: Preserving Humankind's Common Heritage while Opening Pardo's Box?' at a workshop on Environmental Standards for Deep Seabed Mining organised by the K.G. Jebsen Centre for the Law of the Sea, Arctic University of Tromsø, Norway
  • 8 April 2015 presentation 'Consequences and juridical implications of the principle of Common Patrimony in marine fisheries, specially in migratory species' at the Secretaria Tecnica del Mar in Manta, Ecuador
  • 5 March 2015 presentation 'Common Heritage of Humankind: Towards an operationalisation for high seas fisheries' at the Ocean Sustainability Science Symposium in Kiel, Germany
  • 24 October 2014 presentation 'Humankind's common heritage as a legal solution: past, present & future role of the United Nations in marine affairs' at the annual meeting of the German Alumni of The Hague Academy of International Law in Kiel, Germany
  • 17 May 2014 presentation 'Die Meere - Schwarzes Loch im Völkerrecht?' at the Zivilgesellschaftliche Konferenz zum Europäischen Tag der Meere in Bremen, Germany